How do you simplify #4div 0.5#?

1 Answer
Jul 23, 2016

Answer:

Take a look at the explanation.

Explanation:

#4-:0.5# or #4/0.5# can easily be simplified. Think of it this way: if you were to divide 4 slices of pizza in half, how many slices would you then have? Remember, #0.5# equals #1/2#.

#1# slice cut in half would equal #2# slices. So you can think of this as a multiplication question as well. If #1# slice cut in half equals #2# slices, then #4# slices cut in half would then equal how many slices?

  • #4*2=8#

Or, you can think of it this way. How many "half " slices would it take to make #4# whole slices?

#0.5 + 0.5 = 1# slice
#0.5 + 0.5 = 1# (now #2# slices)
#0.5 + 0.5 = 1# (now #3# slices)
#0.5 + 0.5 = 1# slices (now #4# slices)

It would take a total of #8# half slices to make 4 whole slices. So #4# divided by #0.5# equals #8#.

#4-:0.5=8#